Election 2012

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David D. Burke

Party affiliation: Independent
Residence: South Berwick

On the Issues

How do you propose the Legislature closes Maine’s budget gap?

Freeze on state spending across the board. Review of Dirigo plan and effeciencies.

Do you think same-sex marriage should be legal in Maine?

Yes, with review of associated costs. No, if legalization proves to be additional cost to the tax payers.

Do you support school choice?

Yes. No vouchers.

Do you think Maine's school consolidation program has been successful?

Have not reviewed results.

Do you think Maine should expand MaineCare as proposed by the president under the Affordable Care Act?


What is the biggest thing Maine can do to attract more jobs to the state?

Freeze on further regulation. Win legal battle against national mandate on Obamacare.

Do you support lowering the state income tax? What state spending would you cut to make up for the loss of revenue?

No. Equal cuts across the board.

Are Maine's public assistance benefits too generous? How should they be changed?

See above.

What should the state do to lower energy costs?

Leave to private sector for now.

Should Maine place more restrictions on abortion?